Fakenham and Wells Crime

Thu, 16:39

Historic coping stones that are part of a scheduled monument and date back to the 19th century were stolen from the Walsingham Estate.

They looked like they had been to hell and back, but a group of abused dogs found abandoned in rural Norfolk are now on the road to recovery and could be welcomed into new homes as early as next week.

West Norfolk

A man has been arrested for possession of cocaine in Fakenham.

North Norfolk Police

Cash has been stolen from a building in Mattishall following a burglary.

Police are stepping up patrols around Norfolk’s historical sites to combat nighthawking.


A police inspector has described the reality of dealing with fatal accidents, as figures reveal more people are being killed and injured on Norfolk’s roads.

A man in his 70s has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of cannabis after approximately 600 plants were seized by police in Necton.

Two men have been arrested in connection with a number of burglaries across Norfolk.

Businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk are being warned to stay alert after a spate of cold callers pretending to be a police sergeant.

Norfolk Police

Vandals may have used a gun or a catapult to smash the glass in several floodlights at Swaffham Town FC’s ground.

Norfolk police

Police are appealing for witnesses after an attack on a woman in Fakenham.

Jon Parker

Police are appealing for information following an incident of criminal damage after four tyres of a Kia car were slashed in Dereham

Warnings have been issued about a hoax calls from fraudsters pretending to be from a north Norfolk council.

Norfolk Police

A pair of men who tried to steal lead from churches in two Norfolk villages have got off without jail time.

St Nicholas Church

A national charity is helping young people to spot the signs of peer-on-peer abuse following thousands of counselling sessions.

The number of complaints recorded by Norfolk Constabulary has increased by 11 per cent, according to new statistics.

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Police are targeting people who use their mobile phones behind the wheel in a week-long enforcement campaign.

Kris Barnard

A property in Dereham was significantly damaged when two bottles of black paint were thrown through its window on Friday August 31.

Two men have been arrested after the theft of a boat’s marine outboard engine in north Norfolk.

Norfolk’s emergency services chiefs have welcomed a new law which will double the maximum sentence for anyone convicted of assaulting an emergency service worker to twelve months.

Lorne Green

The Norfolk chief of police has welcomed a new law introducing longer maximum sentences for those convicted of assaults on emergency services workers.

Simon Bailey

New rules introducing tougher sentences for anyone convicted of assaulting an emergency service worker are to become law today.

Home Office

Police officers seized three wraps of crack cocaine during a stop check in Dereham today.

A man has been given a caution by police for being in possession of magic mushrooms.

North Norfolk Police

A 36-year-old man from Norwich has been jailed for 16 months following a 20-minute police pursuit, during which he rammed into a police car twice in Fakenham.

Victims of adult abuse are being urged to seek help as Norfolk police support a national awareness campaign to highlight the issue.

Norfolk police

Norfolk’s chief constable has admitted the county’s rate of solving domestic abuse and rape crimes do not make good reading - with just one in 16 of the latter solved.

Lorne Green

A number of responses to the consultation into the future governance of the fire service could be redacted, as their content is likely to be libellous.

Lorne Green

Gardening equipment including chainsaws, strimmers and a wacker plate believed to have been stolen were found in Swaffham on Tuesday.

Police have launched a fraud probe after an estate agent disappeared owing thousands of pounds.

Norfolk police

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Empty homes are a major frustration for many communities at a time of a national housing shortage.

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North Norfolk District Council
Thu, 16:02

They looked like they had been to hell and back, but a group of abused dogs found abandoned in rural Norfolk are now on the road to recovery and could be welcomed into new homes as early as next week.

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West Norfolk
Tue, 14:57

An inspector for the RSPCA has spoken of his heartbreak after the discovery of a group of abandoned dogs on a country road in north Norfolk.

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Norfolk police
Wed, 10:50

Wells lifeboat and police carried out a four-hour search after reports that an elderly woman was at risk of entering the sea at Morston.

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Government figures reveal a third of all properties bought in north Norfolk in 2017-18 were second homes. JESSICA FRANK-KEYES looks into the effect this rise has had on the area’s coastal communities

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